Monday, May 26, 2014

Week Twenty-one - "Brimfield"

"Got a Spare?"


Wrapping up Brimfield with this plethora of wooden wagon wheels. It was getting late in the day and I was about to pack away the camera and retrieve my car when I saw the sun lighting up these wheels. To get the juxtaposition of the leaning wheels, I decided to crop it tightly to give them a different look.

Alas, Brimfield was not in the schedule for this spring. If the weather is cool enough, perhaps the July session.

Weekly Photo Suggestion:

Natural light is the best light.

 A Pearl of Wisdom. . .

Rune's Rule

If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Week Twenty - "Brimfield"

"No Child Is Left Behind, unless. . ."


Using a second image from my May excursion to Brimfield. "Always look behind you," is an axiom most photographers have ingrained into their routine. While walking down one of the numerous aisles of antiques, I stopped and took a look at where I had been. And, there she was - sitting patiently in her red wagon with enough provisions to get her through the remaining thirty-seven aisles. Her parents were thoughtful in supplying her with water, a sweater for the cold, a sandwich, and materials to keep her busy.

However, when a bargain calls. . .
the kid is on her own!

Weekly Photo Suggestion:

Candid is far better than Posed!

 A Pearl of Wisdom. . .

Miksch's Law

If a string has one end, then it has another end. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Week Nineteen - "Brimfield"

"Brimfield Bag Lady"

The second location in May was the very popular, Brimfield Antique Flea Market where Route 20 in Brimfield is transformed into a flea market with hundreds of vendors and tens of thousands of buyers. The annual event happens in May, July and September. It is an opportunity to shoot people, antiques and the out-of-ordinary.

"Brimfield Bag Lady" was taking advantage of a golden opportunity. I noticed this very large mirror resting against the side of a vendor's tent so I put on my "patience filter"  and waited for the right person to stroll into my line of vision. The "Brimfield Bag Lady" spoke of what happens at these events. She has found several bargains and was hurrying back to her car to drop them off. I'm guessing she made a few more thrips before she headed home.

Weekly Photo Suggestion:

Taking photos of strangers is thrilling.

 A Pearl of Wisdom. . .

Paulg's Law

In America, it's not how much an item costs, it's how much you save. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

Week Eighteen - "Rockport"



In May I was able to schedule three shoots. The first was to Rockport. I know you were expecting the iconic, "Motif #1." I could not come up with a different viewpoint of it so I began to focus on something else. I was fascinated by the colors on this small craft and how they complimented the color of the surrounding water. Although it was tied to the dock, it kept floating out into the harbor and then back depending on the wakes of the passing boats. I waited for my chance to get it far enough away from the dock and other boats.

In post processing, I took out the rope that secured it to the dock and an annoying yellow rope inside of the boat.  

Weekly Photo Suggestion:

Learn how to enjoy the moment, rather than relentlessly trying to capture the perfect picture of it.

 A Pearl of Wisdom. . .

Andrew's Boating Postulate

No matter which direction you start, it's always against the wind coming back.